Issue title: "Influence of Government Policy on Biotech Innovation in Europe." Click on one of the browse buttons above for a complete listing of the contents of this issue.

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  • How Will US-Based Companies Make It in Europe? An Insight from Pioneer and Monsanto 

    Lemarié, Stéphane (AgBioForum, 2001)
    Pioneer and Monsanto are two major players in the seed and the agricultural biotechnology business. They have both tended to develop an integrated innovation strategy around a limited range of key innovations, which have ...
  • Bayer AG--Chemicals and Life Sciences 

    Søgaard, Villy (AgBioForum, 2001)
    Bayer AG is a global pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and life sciences group. Its structure reflects important synergies based on core competencies within the field of chemistry. A number of research collaborations and joint ...
  • Zeneca Agrochemicals 

    Tait, Joyce (AgBioForum, 2001)
    Zeneca's agrochemical strategies had two major strands: developing the profit potential from existing patented and off-patent chemicals where this was feasible; and major investment in discovery of new, patented products. ...
  • BASF: AgBio Fast Follower 

    Wield, David (AgBioForum, 2001)
    BASF has been a latecomer to agrobiotechnology. Until mid-1998, BASF continued its longstanding focus on chemicals production with massive economies of scale, in particular, but also of scope. In 2000, it announced the ...
  • Limagrain: A Cooperative Spirit Among the World's Seed Leaders 

    Joly, Pierre-Benoît (AgBioForum, 2001)
    Limagrain is a strange company: the first international independent seed producer, and a local cooperative. This paper investigates the relationship between this company's identity, organizational structure, and its ...
  • KWS: Going Beyond Sugar Beet 

    Bijman, Jos (AgBioForum, 2001)
    KWS, a German seed company, is a world market leader in sugar beet seed. The company is looking for expansion into other crops—maize and cereals—and into other regions of the world—Eastern Europe and North America. As ...
  • Seminis Vegetable Seeds 

    Grávalos, Esther; García, Alejandro (AgBioForum, 2001)
    This paper describes the innovation strategy of Seminis, the largest producer of vegetable and fruit seeds in the world. Basic data on Seminis is provided, along with a discussion of how Seminis was created, its market ...
  • Advanta: Worldwide Challenges 

    Bijman, Jos (AgBioForum, 2001)
    Advanta, headquartered in the Netherlands, is the sixth largest seed company in the world. It sells seeds for a broad range of field crops in many different regions. While the company is committed to applying biotechnology ...
  • Rhone-Poulenc Agrochimie: An Uncertain Future 

    Assouline, Gerald; Joly, Pierre-Benoît (AgBioForum, 2001)
    Compared with other world agrochemical leaders, Rhône-Poulenc Agro (RPA) was characterized by a focus on its core business: crop protection. In order to reinforce its research capabilities while focusing on its core ...
  • AgrEvo: From Crop Protection to Crop Production 

    Bijman, Jos (AgBioForum, 2001)
    AgrEvo is a German producer of crop protection products. In 1995 it made the strategic decision to shift from crop protection to crop production, with the help of biotechnology. It acquired Plant Genetic Systems (PGS), a ...
  • Novartis: New Agribusiness Strategy 

    Chataway, Joanna (AgBioForum, 2001)
    Novartis was a key player in global agribusiness. Broadly, its strategy was to maintain a flexible approach in the face of changing technology and commercial environments. It aimed to combine accumulated experience and ...
  • Innovation Challenges for the European Agbiotech Industry 

    Bijman, Jos; Joly, Pierre-Benoît (AgBioForum, 2001)
    The European seed and pesticide industries have gone through a period of great turmoil in the last decade of the twentieth century. Restructuring processes have been thoroughly influenced by the developments in plant ...
  • Introduction to the PITA Project 

    Bijman, Jos; Joly, Pierre-Benoît (AgBioForum, 2001)
    Technological innovation in the agrochemical, biotechnology, and seeds industries, and in associated public sector research establishments (PSREs) has the potential to deliver more socially and environmentally sustainable ...